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The season of Advent is here! Advent is a season devoted to waiting, yearning, and hoping for the coming of our Savior as we celebrate and reflect on his first coming. Yet, it seems Advent is too often reduced to merely lighting a few candles in church services. So, last year I reflected on a few efforts that take Advent to the streets in hopes the spirit of Christmas will trump the focus on shopping. I still find those examples quite powerful, so here are the posts:
Alternative Advent 1: Advent Chapel in Montreal
Alternative Advent 2: Peace Sunday Service in Louisville
Alternative Advent 3: Occupy Advent in Texas
Alternative Advent 4: Neighborhood Window Advent Calendar in England
Alternative Advent 5: Christmas Carol Conspiracy in Philadelphia

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